Film, Video Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-09-16.
- Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-09-16.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
- Cleaver, Kathleen (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- - African American college students--Interviews
- - Black Panther Party
- - Police brutality
- - Black nationalism
- - Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: Kathleen Cleaver recalls growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, India and the Philippines while her father worked for the foreign service. She remembers dropping out of college to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as a secretary, and witnessing the dissolution of that organization. She discusses meeting her husband, Eldridge Cleaver, joining the Black Panther Party, and organizing against police brutality.
- - Biographical History: Kathleen Cleaver was born in 1945 in Dallas, Texas, married Eldridge Cleaver, and had two children. She attended Oberlin College, Barnard College, and Yale University, and worked as a political activist, attorney, and professor. She is noted for her involvement with the Black Panther Party with Eldridge Cleaver.
- - Acquisition Note: The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
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- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 10 video files of 10 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (123 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (57 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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